Droid - one of the most complicated phones (NYT)

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  1. richz

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    I was going through new york times and there was an article about the droid saying how it is pretty complicated compared to the iPhone ( yes i know another iphone comparison). i actually agree with them. when ihad my iphone, i knew about everything possible to a jailbroken iphone in about 1 week's time. ive had my droid for 3 weeks and still have some very basic questions it seems about rooted droids etc

    1. abd shell - can someone explain what this is, how you get to it.
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    2.Download 7-zip 7-Zip
    In a command prompt cd into your adb tools directory
    what the hell does this mean/how do i get to this (for custom boot animation)
     
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    It's more complicated because it's open. Apple's limits on the iPod are very strict and you can only do so much. The "professional reviewers" never review a jailbroken iPod, but i believe a jailbroken and a non-jailbroken perform about the same, minus the ability to multitask
     
  3. richz

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    yea but i understood everything about a jailbroken iphone (folders, tools etc) and have no idea about the droid. can someone explain #1 and 2 plz
     
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    It's only complicarted if you make it complicated. I keep it simple. Old saying: Keep it simple, stupid. (Me not the OP);)
     
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    Yes it is more complicated, it's not meant to be moron proof like the iphone and isn't stuck in some tightly controlled little world and that's how I like it.

    Sorry can't help with abd.
     
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    I liked what someone else said about the iPhone being like Romper room compared to the the iPhone. kids vs. grownups.

    Well, they're both good at what they do, but the Droid does so much more.
     
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    BTW, to the OP, there is always going to be a wee bit of a challenge to rooting or jailbreaking any phone, and there are many threads (and other websites) that explain how to do this, look in the hacks forum of this site. If someone cannot grasp the fundamentals of browsing the phone's directory, don't try to root your phone, especially for some silly animation, you may brick the phone if you can't even do the basics, like using 7zip.
     
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    i don't follow your steps:

    1. adb shell
    2. download 7-zip...

    that's not going to help you much to get a custom boot animation on your phone. be careful....
     
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    1. adb shell is a command line utility that you can run from your computer to execute commands on the droid through a USB cable with USB debugging enabled. It is part of the Droid SDK.

    2. 7zip is a compression utility. winRAR, winzip, or Windows' built in utility will work just as well.

    3. cd = change directory, a basic command line utility. If you don't know what this is, stop now. Don't mess with your phone any more until someone releases GUI tools to do the legwork.
     
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    So the NYT was talking about a rooted Droid?
     
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    hope someone makes a video of all this rooting/custom boot/busybox from step 1 i am like a 1st grader in calculus class right now
     
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